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This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

| April 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Homemade matzo isn’t complicated, but it does come with a set of rules for keeping it kosher. Want to try making it for Passover this year? Kate Williams will show you how.

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Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Orthodox arbiters of kosher inspected quinoa fields in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. And now for the first time, they’ve given their Passover seal of approval to the ancient “pseudo-cereal.”

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Passover Recipes from Bay Area Restaurants: Comal’s Matzo Ball Soup + Firefly ‘s Kugel

Passover Recipes from Bay Area Restaurants: Comal’s Matzo Ball Soup + Firefly ‘s Kugel

Chef Matt Grandin, of Berkeley’s Mexican restaurant Comal, shares his recipe for Caldo de Pollo with Cilantro-Jalapeno Matzo Balls, while Firefly’s chef-owner Brad Levy offers a colorful Kugel recipe.

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Passover Inspiration with 12 Tribes Food

Passover Inspiration with 12 Tribes Food

Happy Passover! Add a little sunshine to your holiday table with this three-ingredient, super-easy and delicious Orange Custard recipe from 12 Tribes Food.

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Passover: Food + Cocktails + Bay Area Restaurants

Passover: Food + Cocktails + Bay Area Restaurants

Passover recipe picks from cocktails to cupcakes, plus restaurants around the Bay Area offering Passover-inspired menus this week.

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Passover Baking

Passover Baking

Most Passover recipe features tend to focus almost exclusively on the Big Event of the Seder dinner, forgetting that there are eight days of breakfasts and lunches to get through after the soup and brisket. Since grains, flours, and leavening are the big no-no’s during the holiday, baking Jews like myself must get creative once the charm of the matzoh wears off around day 3.

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Passover and Easter Bunny Cake

Passover and Easter Bunny Cake

There is a tradition in my house around this time of year. Come Easter Sunday, a cake must be made, and it must be made in the shape of a bunny or a lamb, using a special bunny- or lamb-shaped cake pan (preferably the one passed along to me by my mother, from her mother). Once the cake is baked, it’s frosted with white icing and lavished with pastel-dyed coconut (to represent bunny fur or lambswool, if bunnies had a thing for Manic Panic hair color). Jelly beans stand in for eyes, mouth, and general bejeweling. The type of cake–white, yellow, lemon–is less important than the fabulousness of the decoration.

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Shiksa Matzo Ball Soup

Shiksa Matzo Ball Soup

| September 13, 2006 | 7 Comments

It’s that time of the month. The freezer is overflowing, and I’ve had it. Given that there are two post-roast chicken carcasses under the frozen mango and buffalo burgers, and to the left of the kaffir lime leaves, I’ve got what I need to deploy my famous three-step method for making space in the freezer:1. […]

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